What does your gift to The Center support? 

 

The Center relies on a variety of resources, and memberships cover only a small part of our expenses. Your contributions are vital to ensuring we can continue our free and low-cost public and education programming, preserve our unique building on East 47th Street, and confirm our role as a center of culture and literature in New York City.

 

Make your fully tax deductible donation in any amount today and support The Center for Fiction in all that we do!

 

 

Did you know that The Center...

 

  • • presents over 100 authors a year?

  • • includes a great indie bookshop that reports sales to those important bestseller lists?

  • • provides over 40,000 much-needed books to NYC public schools?

  • • brings over 400 NYC kids to the Center to meet authors each year?

  • • provides fellowships to emerging writers and workspace to writers at all levels?

  • • is home to writing classes and discussion groups led by authors like Ann Packer and Victor LaValle?

  • • reaches over 10,000 people every week with book recommendations, essays on craft, and more?

 


 

 

HOW TO GIVE


  • • by check made payable to The Mercantile Library Association of New York;
    • • by phone 212-755-6710.
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      Other giving options:



      SUPPORT THE CENTER FOR FICTION FELLOWS

       

      Help us match the Jerome Foundation's grant and lend a hand to NYC emerging writers

       

      The Center's fellowship program supports nine emerging NYC writers each year.  We are grateful to The Jerome Foundation for providing ongoing support for this crucial program, and need your help each year to match their grant. Learn more about the program and who it supports.

       

       


       

      SUPPORT THE BOOKS FOR NYC SCHOOLS PROGRAM

       

      Make a tax-deductible cash donation so that we can buy books for New York City schools.



      SUPPORT THE FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

       

      The Center's First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. 

       



      For more information on these and other giving options, such as named book funds, please contact development@centerforfiction.org.

       

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